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A2 ft. Octavian, Yxng Bane & Suspect – “Flair”

I have been backing A2 for ages now. He’s deserving of all the props in my opinion. Never one to pet or pander, run to the spotlight or flash for the gram. He’s a proactive conscientious creative with a…

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Grandmilly & Shozae – “Adventureland”

Well, this is perfectly off-key. I peeped with no previous experience or knowledge and the duo’s 15-deep project has been on heavy rotation ever since. This is that god-body, divine wisdom rap that I’ve been craving. Quality beats and…

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Trapo – “Oil Change EP”

Wisconsin..its your time! Trapo dropped his hefty 12-track “Oil Change EP”. Sun-kissed jazzy-breaks get the vocal treatment from the eloquent & lyrically-dexterous rapper. There are plenty of jams from this project via his own Trapo LLC imprint label. Salute!…

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World’s Fair – “Win4”

I guess this is that pure New York rap ish that the city,nay the world’s been waiting for. World’s Fair bring it as undiluted as humanly possible. Raw beat, raw bars (all praise due to; Jeff Donna, Cody B.…

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D-Block Europe & Yxng Bane – Any Minute Now

This one came out of nowhere. In the wake of online buzz off last week’s surprising “gucci” houseparty banger. The man dem (D-Block Europe + Yxng Bane) connect for this pretty nang project (even down to the artwork). The…

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XXXTENTACION MURDERED IN FLORIDA

Perhaps you have an opinion on this young man’s work, his (not-so) private life, his life choices & actions, perhaps not. The twenty year-old XXXTENTACION, fraught with controversy, violence, mental health issues and the trappings of fame lay lifeless…

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Sir Michael Rocks – “I See”

Mikey’s evolution hits light speeds. His vlog is one to watch with a lit tree. He’s basically the rap game’s end of level boss. Suave until the special move KO. Laughing with his arms folded casually. Sir Rocks’ “I…

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Smoke DZA ft Dom Kennedy & Cozz – “The Hook Up”

As an Englishman, I’m always quietly confused by the LA heads choice of attire. I’m used to weather appropriate clothing. Cream Macintosh for the rainy days, striped shorts for the sunny ones. So, the wears in the recent Smoke…

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BBC 1 XTRA – “Gangs, Drill & Prayer” [Full Documentary]

BBC 1XTRA sheds light on the growing London-based, Christian movement currently sweeping the UK’s black youth. This is religion in real-time, church sermons with bally’s and physicality usually seen in the club. Picture the rowdiest, most energetic stage show…